Beyond The Tracks is a brand new, three day, green-field festival taking place at Birmingham’s Eastside City Park in September. Featuring three different genre defining nights, the inaugural city centre event is offering one of the strongest electronica parties of the summer on the opening day, followed by the official after party at night.
Friday sees electronic music pioneers Orbital headline with the Hartnoll brothers reunited after a five-year hiatus. Orbital were one of the key acts responsible for taking electronic music into the mainstream and out of the clubs and into live venues and festivals. Their seminal live performances are the stuff of legend and their set is sure to evoke the halcyon days of acid house.
Seminal electronic act Leftfield released one of the greatest dance records of all time in Leftism and they will be performing the album in its entirety at Beyond The Tracks. Leftfield’s progressive mix of house, dub and reggae defined them out as true electronic music pioneers and their performance alongside Orbital is sure to be one of the most memorable moments of the summer festival calendar.
Next up are Faithless, who released some of most anthemic singles in dance music history with ‘Insomnia’, ‘God Is A DJ’ and ‘We Come 1’, and they will play a very special DJ set. Australian neo psychedelic ravers Jagwar Ma will bring the big hooks and ravey breakdowns of their two albums ‘Howlin; and ‘Every Now And Then’ with a rich journey into unfiltered and infectious modern hits. Joining the bill are Higher Intelligence Agency, Pixx, Leftfoot DJs and Magic Door residents Jukes of Hazard and Deano Ferrino.
Taking place later that night, Procreation presents the official after party for Beyond The Tracks, which takes place at the city’s intimate Rainbow space, Blackdot. Orbital’s legendary figure Phil Hartnoll will be getting behind the decks for a very rare DJ set, followed by the celebrated musician, producer and DJ, A Guy Called Gerald. The acid house icon was a key figure in bringing Chicago house and Detroit Techno to the UK, and was a pioneer of the UK dance music explosion in the late 80s. Next up is Madrid-based Bawrut is Italian-born producer and DJ. Heavily influenced by the work of the Chicago pioneers, he has garnered release support from Jackmaster, Axel Boman, Erol Alkan and Man Power. And Timothy ‘Heretic’ Clerkin completes the lineup; one half of the prodigious Eskimo Twins, he has released on Tusk Wax, My Favorite Robot & Relish, Throne of Blood and Ransom Note Records.
Eastside City Park is a brand-new site in Birmingham City Centre situated right next to all major transport links (Birmingham New Street, Moor Street and Digbeth Coach Station). Situated next to the old Curzon Street station Eastside City Park will play host to Birmingham’s biggest inner city festival!
Beyond The Tracks is produced by the local promoters behind Moseley Folk Festival (12 years), Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul (8 years) and Lunar Festival (4 years). They have promoted some of the biggest outdoors shows in the city including performances by Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Laura Marling, Johnny Marr, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bonobo, Roy Ayers, Levellers, Ocean Colour Scene, The Proclaimers, Television and Super Furry Animals.
Beyond The Tracks
Friday 15th September
Eastside Park, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7AP
Leftfield performing Leftism in its entirety
Faithless (DJ SET)
Higher Intelligence Agency
Magic Door DJs
Doors from 2pm
Ticket prices for Friday plus booking fee: Tier 1 – £45 // Tier 2 – £49.50 // Student Ticket – £40 Box Office Collection Only – One ticket per NUS holder. Must have card to collect.
Tickets on sale from: http://beyondthetracks.seetickets.com/tour/beyond-the-tracks
Beyond The Tracks – Official After Party
Friday 15th September
@ The Rainbow, Blackbox, 160 High Street, Birmingham B12 0LD
Phil Hartnoll (Orbital)
A Guy Called Gerald
Timothy ‘Heretic’ Clerkin
Doors from 11pm
Tickets £15 plus booking fee